prognathism

noun
prog·​na·​thism | \ ˈpräg-nə-ˌthi-zəm How to pronounce prognathism (audio) , präg-ˈnā- How to pronounce prognathism (audio) \

Definition of prognathism

: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw

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Other Words from prognathism

prognathic \ präg-​ˈna-​thik How to pronounce prognathic (audio) , -​ˈnā-​ How to pronounce prognathic (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, differences in levels of inbreeding accounted for 22 percent of the differing severity of mandibular prognathism among the Habsburgs studied. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "The Distinctive ‘Habsburg Jaw’ Was Likely the Result of the Royal Family’s Inbreeding," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of prognathism

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Prognathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prognathism. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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prognathism

noun
prog·​na·​thism | \ ˈpräg-nə-ˌthiz-əm How to pronounce prognathism (audio) , präg-ˈnā- How to pronounce prognathism (audio) \

Medical Definition of prognathism

: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw

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